Peak Output = Solar Radiation x Exposure Area x Solar Efficiency

Peak Output = 220 W/m² x 9.25x10⁹ m² x 0.2 = 407 GW

Power Plants closed = 407000 MW / 1000 MW = 407

Hope this makes sense.

]]>To illustrate the amount of solar energy available to us, calculate how many electric power plants could be closed if an area the size of Cyprus was turned into Photo Voltaic panels.

Assume the following:

Solar power input = 220Wm²

Area of Cyprus = 9.25x10⁹ m²

Power plant output = 1000 MW

solar cell efficiency = 20%

]]>What do you mean by this statement? If we place antennas along x-axis, then definitely the axis of that array will be x-axis. Now which plane is perpendicular to this axis? In my opinion, these are xy-plane, xz-plane and yz-planes. So according to your reply, we cannot estimate the angle in these planes? Isn’t that? If it is so, then why do we find in “Literature” that if ULA is along x-axis, we find the elevation angle only. Now you know that elevation angle is the angle of the line joining the target and the axis of the array (in this case x-axis). Based on this logic, this elevation angle is in the xy-plane which is perpendicular to the axis of the array. But you say, we cannot estimate this angle? So I got confused with your this reply. Can you guide me further? Regards,

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